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  • Bright Summer Purples Flower Arrangement with Dahlias and Zinnias

    Undoubtedly, one of my least favorite parts of summer is the mosquitoes. Right now, it’s almost impossible to enjoy the garden, let alone go outside without being bitten by what feels like hundreds of mosquitoes. I can only imagine that this has been made much worse by the heavy rains this year. However, I was able to apply some repellent (and light a citronella candle) to make this summer flower arrangement from the cut flower garden. The first flower that I picked was a large handful of the Benary’s Giant Lilac zinnias. These zinnias, in particular, are absolutely thriving this year. I’ve picked their flowers about four times so far,…

  • Canterbury Bell Cut Flower Arrangement – Cut Flower Garden

    With many of the hardy annual flowers starting to finish up blooming, I’m continually surprised by how many bright pink flowers that I planted into the yard last fall. I think I may have been worried about the garden “matching”, because I went all-out for the pinks. The canterbury bells are no exception to my “pink flowers only” rule, as they have now started to show. There’s a very subtle difference in the pink color of the chantilly snapdragons and the canterbury bells. The bells are definitely a couple shades darker, which I think, makes for a really nice contrast in the flower arrangements. For this one, I decided that…

  • Agrostemma and Ranunclus Spring Cut Flower Arrangement

    When it comes to making flower arrangements with the cut flowers in my garden, I’m very much a novice. I have absolutely no floral training, and I’ve never really made bouquets aside from family and for friends. So, when new-to-me flowers are in bloom – it’s the perfect opportunity to try to learn more about putting them into cut flower arrangements. For this arrangement, I wanted to start out with some base flowers of alyssum and mint. The main reason I chose the alyssum is because of its beautiful, sweet smell. The mint also adds a really nice hint of green. The next flower that I wanted to use was…

  • First Bouquet of the Season! Hyacinths and English Daisies!

    I feel like it has been so long since I’ve made a bouquet using flowers that are fresh from the garden. Today, we’re back in the swing of things with the first official bouquet of the 2019 season. I’m definitely out of practice. With the combination of limited flowers blooming and limited colors, I’m not so sure that this little jar of flowers turned out so great. However, the scent was absolutely enchanting. The hyacinth flowers were an impulse buy that I made last fall and were simply labeled as “Shade of Pink”. As it would turn out, the actually shades of pink were very limited to the one color…